September 28, 2021 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – New England Revolution News Release
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (19-4-5; 62 pts.) will travel north of the border to visit Club de Foot Montreal (10-9-7; 37 pts.) on Wednesday night at Saputo Stadium. The match begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on WSBK-TV38 and myRITV, as well as on the radio via 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England, the owner 12 wins and only one loss in the last 15 games including a 4-0-1 record in September, is one win away from registering the first 20-win season in club history. The Revolution carry an 8-3-3 road record this season, tied with Seattle for the league lead in away wins. New England has logged victories in six of the last seven road games, including three clean sheets. The Revs lead the all-time series against Montreal, 13-10-3, including four consecutive wins.
The first-place Revolution extended their leads in the Supporters’ Shield race (14 points) and Eastern Conference standings (17 points) with last Saturday’s victory over Orlando. Forward Adam Buksa netted the opening goal of the match and helped force the second tally on an own goal. With four goals and one assist over his last five games, Buksa has matched Gustavo Bou (12) for the team lead, as both players are tied for fifth in the MLS Golden Boot race. Bou, who provided the assist on Buksa’s tally in the victory, owns a team-best four goals over four career games played against Montreal.
Wednesday’s match features two of the league’s top playmakers in Revolution captain Carles Gil and Montreal’s Djordje Mihailovic. Gil remains the league leader in assists (16) and chances created (106), in addition to three goals scored this season. The Spaniard needs only three more chances created on Wednesday to set a new career high and club mark. Mihailovic owns 11 assists on the season, tied for second most in MLS behind Gil’s 16. The 22-year-old has registered five assists in his last five appearances.
Montreal enters the midweek contest in seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings, but just one point behind fourth-place Philadelphia. First-year Head Coach Wilfried Nancy’s side is 3-2-0 over its last five matches, following last weekend’s 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew. Montreal has logged victories in three of its last four home contests and holds a 7-2-3 home record this season. Forward Mason Toye leads Montreal’s attack with a team-best seven goals.
Game 29 at CF Montreal
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Saputo Stadium (Montreal, Quebec)
TV: WSBK-TV38, myRITV
Talent: Brad Feldman (play-by-play), Charlie Davies (analyst)
English Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Portuguese Radio: WBIX 1260 AM “Nossa Radio USA”
Here are a few top storylines to watch for on Wednesday:
New England winning on the road for the seventh time in eight games while remaining unbeaten in the month of September (4-0-1).
The Revolution winning to become the ninth MLS team to earn 30 road points in a season. The club’s .679 road-winning percentage is on course to be the fourth best in the MLS record books.
The Revs (8-3-3) adding to their club-record eight away wins this season. Nine road wins would be tied for the sixth most in a season in MLS history.
The Revolution (53) netting three more goals to surpass the club record (55) for most goals scored in a season.
Bruce Arena (237) winning three more games to tie Sigi Schmid (240) for the most regular season victories in MLS history.
Canadian international and Brampton, Ontario native Tajon Buchanan playing in Montreal just ahead of Canada’s October FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
New England’s trio of Designated Players – F Gustavo Bou, F Adam Buksa, and M Carles Gil – adding to their combined 27 goals and 24 assists.
Bou and Buksa (12 goals each) breaking a tie for the team lead in goals scored this season. They rank tied for fifth in the MLS Golden Boot race.
Gil (106) logging three chances created to set a new career high (108 – 2019) as he closes in on Diego Valeri’s league record of 124 chances created in a single season (source: Opta).
Buksa making his 50th MLS regular season appearance and recording nine more shots to hit the century mark on the season, and 11 more shots to set a new Revolution single-season high (Wolde Harris – 101, 2000).
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